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Parents Toolshop
Parents Toolshop

About Our Founder

 Meet Our Founder

Author of The Parent's Toolshop, President Parents Toolshop Consulting, Ltd.

Jody Johnston Pawel, LSW, CFLE

 Jody Johnston Pawel is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Ohio and Certified Family Life Educator.   For more than 30 years, Jody has been a leader in the parent education field.

Jody started her “parent education” at age eight with her parents, who co-taught parenting classes for more than ten years (her mother taught for over 30 years), so effective parenting is her “first language.”  That makes Jody one of the few second-generation parenting instructors in the world.

Jody is the author of more than 100 practical multimedia resources for parents and family service professionals, including the award-winning book, The Parent’s Toolshop: The Universal Blueprint for Building a Healthy Family, which has also received rave book reviews and endorsements from top parenting experts and authors, parents and family-professionals nationwide.



Be sure to visit Recognitions of Excellence for an extensive list of Professional Credentials, Reviews, Endorsements, Affiliations and Awards

Jody has invested over 15 years training with some of the top publishing, speaking and internet marketing experts in the world. Based on what she learned, she’s written articles, presented workshops, and was asked to author a textbook chapter on the subject of marketing family life education programs. As a result, she is considered the expert on that subject within this profession.

Jody is a top-rated speaker who has a uniquely entertaining, down-to-earth, yet informative presentation style. For over thirty years, she has trained tens of thousands of parents, parent educators, family-service professionals, foster parents, protective service case workers, child care professionals [and more] worldwide. She has also certified over a hundred Parents Toolshop® parenting coaches and parent educators worldwide.


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 Additionally, Jody is an internationally-recognized parenting expert with over 30 years of media experience. She has been a parenting expert columnist for nearly a dozen major parenting websites and her advice has appeared in nearly every major parenting magazine and newspaper nationwide. She was the Co-Producer and Parenting Expert for the Emmy-nominated Ident-a-Kid television series and is host of Parents Tool Talk Radio Show.

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On the home-front, Jody is the mother of adults who have already learned effective parenting as their first language, which they are using to raise Jody’s grandchildren.